- Local time
- Oct 5, 2019
who's interested in game development?
- Yes, the important word is interested! - you don't have to work in it
- Yes, everyone you is needed to create a game is required! - designer, developer, musicer/audioengineer/voice, project manager/owner, story teller/writer ...
- Yes, it's okay to be alone before - you will find a team onsite
From 2020-01-31 to 2020-02-02 the global game jam will happen again. I join them since 2015 and am happy every year! It's a great place to do something with friends, find new friends and have fun for 48h.
What it's about?
The challenge is to create a game within 48h matching a given theme/topic. Most times these topics are single words so you have a lot room to interpret it your own.
Because you have to create it from scratch you have to be quick, reduce your idea to the minimum and work together - okay, and you "won't" sleep during jam. 😉 😂
Around the world universities, companies and clubs will host a jamsite - some of them will provide food & drinks, sleeping spaces and a lot more (you will see it on the website).
How to prepare?
You should take your laptop, screen, keyboard, headset and whatever you need to do your job with you. But it's okay to be limited, so don't carry your whole studio with you. 😉 In addition you should install/update your tools/software. You should also take a sleeping mat/bag with you. A tip from me: first thing onsite or before for me is put on a sweatpants, hoodie and thick and fluffy socks. #getCosy
You will likely have to install new software, because your team works with something else and you should be open for it. The jam is great to try new things! And it's not important if you only write a single line of code or not. If if you only bring coffee and learn - it helps a lot because really every minute is important. And at sunday every minute will be twice important.^^
If you have any questions - just ask me! And have a great jam! 🎮